Ghosts and Haunted Places

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Infobase Publishing, 2008 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 144 pages
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Ghosts are the single most common paranormal experience, captivating and frightening to people of all ages. What makes some people linger on beyond the grave? Are ghosts real, are they imagined, or are they some weird aberration of time and space?

Ghosts and Haunted Places examines the history, folklore, science, technology, and personal experience of ghosts and hauntings, as well as the major themes in ghostlore. Featuring accounts of true cases and scenarios, this fascinating book explores the different types of ghosts and hauntings and their possible explanations, as well as the major figures and groups involved in ghost research throughout history. Special information is provided for readers who wish to conduct their own ghost hunts or haunting investigations.

Chapters include:
  • Dead People Who Don't Go Away
  • Where Do Ghosts Come From?
  • Screaming Banshees and Death Omen Ghosts
  • Animal Ghosts and Phantimals
  • Ghost Hunting with the Pros.
 

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Contents

Foreword
7
Introduction
13
Dead People Who Dont Go Away
19
Now You See Em Now You Dont
31
Where Do Ghosts Come From?
39
Screaming Banshees and Death Omen Ghosts
49
Battles That Never End
57
Animal Ghosts and Phantimals
65
Spirit Voices Ghosts Who Are Heard but Not Seen
99
Ghost Haunting with the Pros
107
Timeline
121
Glossary
125
Endnotes
127
Further Research
129
Bibliography
133
Index
137

Nasty Hauntings
75
Ghosts on Camera
85
About the Author and Consulting Editor
144
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About the author (2008)

Series consulting editor Rosemary Ellen Guiley is a best-selling author of books on the paranormal, and mystical and visionary experiences. She is an experienced paranormal investigator and makes numerous lecture and media appearances. Her other books include The Encyclopedia of Ghosts and Spirits; The Encyclopedia of Magic and Alchemy; The Encyclopedia of Vampires, Werewolves, and Other Monsters; The Encyclopedia of Witches and Witchcraft; The Encyclopedia of Angels; and The Encyclopedia of Saints, all from Facts On File. She currently lives in Maryland.

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